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A dystopian surreal future where Nicholas Cage is rigged in an explosive suit and he has to navigate weird set pieces to bring a governor’s daughter home. This is just a very OK movie. Nic is amusing here and there. But the film as a whole is kind of random and all over the place. It’s a mix of samurai, cowboy western, and Mad Max in a dreamlike setting. Nothing is exactly coherent as aesthetics and spectacle take precedence over substance. The wild and wackiness of everything going on isn’t enough to make this good. It kinda reminded me of an Italian mad max ripoff movie.
Marie just living her best life unaware of the populace’s growing resentment and threat towards the aristocracy. This felt more of an excuse to showcase opulence than to tell the story of Marie Antoinette. It’s just her having a good time when awake and a bad time when trying to sleep with her husband. Would have liked this more if this showcased the destruction of the ruling class.
Whenever someone tells me 1917 was a masterful technical feat I’m going to be like “Dude! Did you ever see The Bears and I? Do you even watch movies?”. Way more a technical feat to get three bears to do what you want than to pretend a war movie is one long take. John Wayne’s forgettable son is in a boat with three bears and the MF’er tips that sh!t over into the water. They really went and dunked three…
This movie opens with the slaughter of a water buffalo...just because. Or maybe it’s supposed to be foreshadowing. The village hunk takes his freshly slaughtered meat back to his hut where the whole village apparently lusts after this dude. Including two sisters. One who’s insanely jealous and possessive of him and the other who’s extremely religious and is fighting her carnal desires. A friend returns to the village after being gone a few years all westernized now and everyone starts…